Botanical Name: Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: Red Yucca, Pink Yucca, Red-Flowered Yucca, Soft-Tip Yucca, Coral Yucca, Red-flowered False Yucca, Yellow Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Samandoque
Description: This really cool Texas native is a perennial succulent with evergreen foliage and can be long-lived. It’s a Texas Superstar plant. The leaves are thicker than those of other yuccas, but more sword-shaped than aloe. and makes a slowly suckering clump forming a cluster of rosettes. The rosettes produce pinkish/red tubular flowers with trumpet-shaped flared tips. They often flower multiple times through the growing season. Flowers often occur as spikes on younger plants, with older established plants producing larger branched panicles. Deadheading spent flowers will improve plant appearance. It isn’t picky about what soil it’s in, as long as it’s well drained.. It grows great in dry, hot, sunny conditions. Very drought tolerant once it’s established. It is also a great pollinator plant for your butterfly/hummingbird garden. The foliage is deer resistant, but they do like to nibble on the flower stalks. Great in containers, garden beds, and rock gardens. Slowly grows to 2-3′ tall and wide, with the flower spikes adding another 2-5′.
Fun Fact: Red Yucca is not really a yucca, it’s in the lily family.
Hardiness Zones 6-13